How did you spend this past weekend?
I fed the writer in me by attending the Inscribe WorDshop “Write Words” held in Fort St John. Below, I share a few pictures I took from the day.
Inscribe hosts these mini-conferences across Canada each year. The day is filled with inspiration, instruction, and interconnection. (Like how I did that alliteration? Ha!) A most valuable day for any writer of any genre and experience!
We started with a fun ice-breaker to get to know everyone. Even for this introvert, it was not scary.
The Fort St John WorDshop featured keynote speaker, Erin Peters, a local blogger, Mom, and ministry lead at her church. Her testimony of writing was filled with transparency about the struggle, the importance of personal relationship with God and others, and the joy of being obedient to God. Thanks, Erin!
We were offering two workshops for the breakout session; however, we had an intimate group so opted to focus on learning to ride a bicycle. The workshop for beginner writers that I was set to do will wait for another time – and that is alright because it means I can share it with you through an email list I am currently working on setting up!
So learning to ride a bicycle, presented by Tracy Krauss, was such a practical, step-by-step how-to workshop on how writers can “get the word out” about their writing. I believe Tracy will share this wisdom with you, too. Visit her website to contact her.
We also enjoyed a lovely lunch at Whole Wheat and Honey, across the street from our venue. Lunch was included in the cost of registration and was a pure delight. Mmmm… Caramel MacchiatoOn!
After lunch, we shared some of our own writing during a Reading time. Such talent filled this room!
Ronnie Roberts reading from Peace Talks and Whitney Braun (right) reading a children’s story by Sharon Lammers (left)
The discussion panel on Time Management was also filled with tips and wisdom on various ways to get words written! Thanks to Erin Peters, Whitney Braun, Tony Warriner, and Ronnie Roberts.
We ended the day with door prizes and draws. Thanks, Ronnie Roberts, for doing draws for your books. Thanks also to Inscribe and various Inscribe members from across the country for donating books as well. Everyone went home with books, which makes any writer happy.
One lesson I learned from the day is that these writers always go back to the basics.
Write. Read. Write. Relationship. Write.
So I’m on the “write” track!
All in all, it was a full, incredible day.
Inscribe also offers an annual Conference in the fall that is just as informative and inspiring.
Maybe I’ll see you there? Or at a 2018 WorDshop?
Or at a local writers group?
Fort St John offers a writers’ group, Writers of the Peace. I lead an Inscribe Christian writers group in Taylor (or find one near you.) Let me know if you’d like to come write with us.
What is your creative passion? How do you keep your creativity fed?
Marnie writes from northern British Columbia. She shares from her heart, drawing from both painful and joyful life experiences, where she believes God's presence makes all the difference.
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